The education secretary's proposal to divert federal funds from needed programs to arm teachers in the classroom is a terrible idea and might be against federal law.
In these darkest of days, here’s what gives me hope.
The former employee blamed for the lapse says she was working in the mailroom when she was given oversight of the state's background check system.
The education secretary tells a congressional hearing that firearms are beyond the scope of the commission, which was established after a mass shooting at a Parkland, Fla., high school.
The march is one of several taking place around the country to protest gun violence and urge lawmakers to pass gun restrictions.
"We cannot let this continue to be the norm,” said Parkland survivor Delaney Tarr. “We cannot."
He will be the biggest celebrity to lead the group since the late Hollywood leading man Charlton Heston, who once famously declared that his guns would have to be taken "from my cold, dead hands."
The Doors' John Densmore on Jim Morrison, John Lennon, Oliver Stone and the New Protest Generation (Audio and Transcript)
Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer and musician Densmore discuss how young gun control advocates are continuing the legacy of the Vietnam protests, the activism behind The Doors' music, and more.
About 125,000 teachers, counselors and administrators across the U.S. are now trained in trauma care as the grim trend of school shootings continues.
Discussions of gun violence and the regulations needed to curb it are incomplete unless they include an analysis of how racism plays a role.